Dr. Nazry Bahrawi specialises in the study of world literature, literary and critical theory as well as Islam and culture between Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
He is an associate editor of Critical Muslim (Hurst & Co.), a UK-based quarterly of ideas and issues which presents Muslim perspectives on the great debates of our times. An enthusiast of literary translation, Dr. Nazry has translated two Singapore works from Malay to English — Mohamed Latiff Mohamed’s collection of short stories Lost Nostalgia (Ethos: 2017) and Nadiputra’s play Lorong Buang Kok (Cokelat: 2012).
Outside the academia, he has published op-ed commentaries on Southeast Asian culture and society in international newspapers such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian, South China Morning Post and Today. His broadcast media appearances as a cultural critic include current affairs programmes aired on Al-Jazeera, Channel NewsAsia and Suria.